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Svevo, Italo 1861-1928

Works: 903 works in 4,285 publications in 16 languages and 36,361 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Records and correspondence  Novels  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Editor, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: PQ4841.C482, 853.8
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Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )

700 editions published between 1923 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 3,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeno, a middle-aged resdent of Trieste, writes his memoirs at the suggestion of his doctor
As a man grows older by Italo Svevo( Book )

492 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not so long ago Emilio Brentani was a promising young author. Now he is an insurance agent on the fast track to forty. He gains a new lease on life, though, when he falls for the young and gorgeous Angiolina-except that his angel just happens to be an unapologetic cheat. But what begins as a comedy of infatuated misunderstanding ends in tragedy, as Emilio's jealous persistence in his folly-against his friends' and devoted sister's advice, and even his own best knowledge-leads to the loss of the one person who, too late, he realizes he truly loves. Marked by deep humanity and earthy humor, by psychological insight and an elegant simplicity of style, As a Man Grows Older (Senilit̉, in Italian; the English title was the suggestion of Svevo's great friend and admirer, James Joyce) is a brilliant study of hopeless love and hapless indecision. It is a masterwork of Italian literature, here beautifully rendered into English in Beryl de Zoete's classic translation"--Publisher's description
A life by Italo Svevo( Book )

278 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Life is the story of the frustrated existence of a bank clerk with a poetic soul. The artistic aspirations of the protagonist and the emptiness of his daily life become tragic in the divide between what he wants and what he actually has and gets." "Alfonso the bank clerk wants to be a poet and seems to be falling in love with Annetta, the vain and arrogant daughter of his employer. The failure of both his attempts at writing and at love lead to an ironic and painful conclusion."--Jacket
Further confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5 short stories and a play dealing with old age - its frustrations and consolations
Romanzi by Italo Svevo( Book )

81 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contiene: -- Una vita ; Senilità ; La coscienza di Zeno
Short sentimental journey, and other stories by Italo Svevo( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perfect hoax by Italo Svevo( Book )

40 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nice old man and the pretty girl and other stories by Italo Svevo( Book )

97 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... The sin of an old man is equal to about two sins of a young man. The fable-like story of an old man's sexual obsession with a young woman is a distillation of Italo Svevo's concerns--attraction of an older man to a younger woman, individual conscience versus social convention, and the cost of sexual desire. This novella is a marvel of psychological insight, following the man's vacillations and tortuous self-justifications to their tragic-comic end. It is presented here in a translation first commissioned and published by Virginia Woolf for her Hogarth Press. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time. From the Trade Paperback edition
Emilio's carnival = Senilità by Italo Svevo( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, Svevo tells the story of the amorous entanglement of Emilio, a failed writer already old at 35, and Angiolina, a beautiful but promiscuous young woman. A study in jealousy and self torment, it is suffused with a tragic sense of existence
Commedie by Italo Svevo( Book )

36 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I racconti by Italo Svevo( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il libro è una raccolta dei racconti che Svevo scrisse durante la sua lunga attività letteraria interrotta purtroppo dall'inciedente stradale in cui perse la vita il 13 settembre del 1928. Le tematiche trattate sono quelle che lui ha affrontato in tutti i suoi romanzi: la condizione dell'uomo comune, del piccolo borgherse, la sua mediocrità, i suoi vizi e le sue abitudini. Per questo l'uomo sveviano può essere definito un antieroe, un uomo senza qualità che non sa vivere come e con gli altri ma che però è pienamente consapevole del proprio fallimento. Dunque i protagonisti dei romanzi di Svevo sono dei vinti, vittime non tanto degli eventi, spesso i più comuni, che qualunque persona sana saprebbe affrontare a proprio vantaggio, bensì sono vittime del Caso o delle strutture sociali
La conscience de Zeno by Italo Svevo( Book )

42 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un homme entreprend de raconter au médecin qui le soigne les faits marquants de son existence. Ce roman empreint d'ironie et de malice, bien que marqué d'un profond pessimisme, est en partie autobiographique
Una vita. Senilità. La coscienza di Zeno. La novella del buon vecchio e della fanciulla ed altri scritti by Italo Svevo( Book )

31 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeno : La coscienza di Zeno, La rigenerazione, Racconti e altri testi by Italo Svevo( Book )

20 editions published between 1927 and 1987 in Italian and French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere a Svevo by Bruno Maier( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rigenerazione by Italo Svevo( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 74-jarige inwoner van Triëst hoopt er door plastische chirurgie een stuk jonger uit te zien
Saggi e pagine sparse by Italo Svevo( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teatro by Italo Svevo( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corto viaggio sentimentale : racconto by Italo Svevo( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of Italo Svevo by Livia Veneziani Svevo( Book )

13 editions published between 1950 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Zeno's conscience
Alternative Names
Italo Svevo écrivain italien

Italo Svevo escriptor italià

Italo Svevo escritor italiano

Italo Svevo Italiaans schrijver

Italo Svevo Italian writer

Italo Svevo italienischer Schriftsteller

Italo Svevo italský spisovatel

Italo Svevo włoski pisarz i publicysta

Italus Svevo

Samigli, E. 1861-1928

Samigli, Ettore 1861-1928

Schmitz, Aron Ettore

Schmitz, Aron Ettore 1861-1928

Schmitz, Aron Hector

Schmitz, Aron Hector 1861-1928

Schmitz, E.

Schmitz, Ettore.

Schmitz Ettore 1861-1928

Schmitz, Ettore Wirkl. Name von Italo Svevo 1861-1928

Schmitz, Hector

Schmitz, Hector 1861-1928

Schmitz, Hector Aron 1861-1928

Suevo, Italo

Suevo, Italo 1861-1928

Svevo, Italo

Svevo, Italo pseud

Zvevo, Italo

Итало Звево италиански писател

Итало Свево

Свево И. 1861-1928

Шмитц Э. 1861-1928

Італа Свева

Італо Звево

Իտալո Զվևո

איטלו זבבו סופר איטלקי

إيتالو زفيفو، 1861-1928

ایتالو اسووو

스베보, 이탈로 1861-1928

이탈로 스베보


イタロ・ズヴェーヴォ, 1861-1928

サミリ, E.

シュミッツ, エットレ


ズヴェーヴォ, イタロ


As a man grows olderA lifeA perfect hoaxThe nice old man and the pretty girl and other storiesEmilio's carnival = SenilitàA ghost in TriesteIn the shadow of the mammoth : Italo Svevo and the emergence of modernism